Is it Dangerous to Remove Varicose Veins?

2017-11-13 07:52:00


Is it Dangerous to Remove Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are removed not because they dangerous but because they are unsightly and unpleasant. Learn more about our varicose veins treatment in El Paso.

Generally, varicose veins are not dangerous but leaving then untreated can cause serious medical conditions. Symptoms of varicose veins include swelling of the skin, itchiness, fatigue, pain, and discomfort in the legs. These symptoms are more likely to worsen if you don’t see a medical specialist on time.

If you are suffering from varicose veins, it is important to learn the importance of treating varicose veins so that you don’t leave it untreated.

Is it dangerous to remove varicose veins?

No. Removing varicose veins through effective treatment options help to relieve the symptoms. Leaving the condition untreated is dangerous. The symptoms will not only worsen but serious complications like ulcers and DVT can occur.

Varicose veins if left untreated can result in:

Venous leg cancer – the veins rupture to reveal the flesh underneath. Over time, venous leg ulcers tend to get larger, causing more discomfort and irritation in the legs.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – DVT is a serious condition that results in a pulling sensation, stemming from a blood clot in the veins. If the blood clot travels up the body, the condition could be life-threatening.

Hyperpigmentation – this is a condition that occurs when excess blood begins to leak in the legs due to varicose vein being left untreated. You’re likely to experience painful swelling, inflammation, and discoloration of the skin.

Superficial thrombophlebitis – this is a condition that results in inflammation of veins just beneath the surface of the skin. Patients with this condition normally experience tenderness of the vein, swelling of legs and redness of skin.

Lipodermatosclerosis – If the inflammation of the legs continues for a long time, the tissues become stiff and the legs become hardened. This condition is referred to as lipodermatosclerosis. It causes discomfort in the legs, making it difficult to move or relax.

Although not all varicose veins require removal or treatment, you should see a vein specialist and have them removed. Dr. Atur Kasha recommends that you see a licensed vascular doctor when you experience varicose veins symptoms. An ultrasound can locate venous disorders, allowing the doctor to address the problem more effectively.

Remove Varicose Veins at Desert West Vein Center El Paso

At Desert West Vein Center El Paso, we diagnose, evaluate and treat varicose veins and other venous disorders so that you can improve the quality of your life. Contact us today for consultation and let us help you get rid of varicose veins.

1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 120
El Paso,TX


Monday 8 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

1860 Dean Martin
Suite 103
El Paso, TX


Monday By appointment only
Tuesday By appointment only
Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday By appointment only
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Desert West Vein & Surgery Center | Atur Kasha, DO

Phone (appointments):  915-260-4602 | Phone (general inquiries): 915-313-9569

Address: 1600 Medical Center Drive. Suite 120, El Paso, TX 79902

Address: 1860 Dean Martin. Suite 103, El Paso, TX 79936